Since last year, the mask has become an essential accessory in our daily life. Initially worn on an occasional basis, it has established itself more and more in a very specific health context.
In the midst of all the new information published about her, one of them stood out particularly for enthusiasts textile that we are: the efficiency of silk.
Highlighted by a team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati, silk would be the ideal textile to fight against viruses.
1- Silk is breathable: it prevents humidity by itself reducing the risk of bacteria proliferation. It is a natural fiber which, when woven, provides good breathability. The exhaled air does not therefore stagnate, and the skin does not suffer from this excess moisture near the face.
2- Silk, when worn as a mask, is the most effective fabric to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 between individuals : thanks to copper, which partly composes it, silk benefits from natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties, making it a great ally to protect yourself while protecting others.